Mudcat Café message #3531676 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3531676
Posted By: catspaw49
29-Jun-13 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Geeze.....What a pick-me-up this morning just reading this. I mean it. I'm not "low" or anything just got a free boost from just coming aboard. The Rainbow is about the only reason I check in every day and I've been out for a couple of days so this was a big treat......nice to see things flowing along as Nigel put it.

The port is still healing and very bruised. May I tell you how much I hate Coumadin/Warfarin? Yeah....I do. I've been on Warfarin since 1998 and it makes every invasive procedure a pain in the ass. You have to bridge off and the back on the stuff using Lovenox (shots in the belly twice a day) so this time there is a certain irony that to get off the belly shots I have to take more! Lovenox uses a much shorter and is not a problem though. Looks like Monday before I can get the area wet but using it this week was wonderful and when it has been in for awhile it will be even better. OTOH I find the Vidaza a bit more nausea inducing through the infusion but again it beats that belly pain!!!! I mean, I don't mind needles but I thought I was having my stomach area "tenderized" every three weeks.

Waiting the extra week and forgoing the Aronesp dropped my numbers but not terribly, so I am anxious to see where we are on Monday. After that I should be back on track and if things go right I may be able to skip a week on blood tests. Let's hope so. Once again, all those "UPS" built up and have done one helluva' job. Down the road I'm going to explain that a bit......but I'll save it for a later date!

UPS to you opposed to my general "Up Yours" which has an entirely different sentiment attached.